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June 7, 2013 Comment

Japanese American WWII Veteran Looks Back

Susumu Ito, 93, fought for the U.S. in World War II while his family was in a U.S. internment camp. He told us, “If I had to do it all over again, I’d do exactly the same thing.”

April 24, 2013 Comment

Essay: Why A Plodder Can’t Wait For The 2014 Boston Marathon

Here & Now producer Emiko Tamagawa doesn’t run. But she loves the Boston Marathon and spotting those brightly colored bags.

February 26, 2013 Comment

‘The Sessions’ Picks Up Two Independent Spirit Awards

John Hawkes and Helen Hunt have both received honors for their roles in “The Sessions,” which tells the real-life story of a journalist with polio who hires a sex surrogate.

January 15, 2013 4 Comments

‘Beasts Of The Southern Wild’ Gets Oscar Nods

“Beasts of the Southern Wild” is up for four Oscars, including the youngest Best Actress nominee ever. Here & Now’s Emiko Tamagawa spoke with the stars.

October 26, 2012 Comment

The Minds Behind ‘The Sessions’

The critically acclaimed film ‘The Sessions’ tells the real-life story of journalist and poet Mark O’Brien, who was paralyzed in both his arms and legs, due to polio.

August 9, 2012 Comment

A Science Lesson With A Nobel Prize Winner

Saul Perlmutter’s head isn’t always up in the stars, he’s also fond of places like San Francisco’s Exploratorium Museum where he takes his U.C. Berkeley physics and music students. Here & Now producer Emiko Tamagawa caught up with him there last spring.

July 13, 2012 2 Comments

‘Rizzoli And Isles’ Creator Mines Chinese Roots In Latest Book

Author Tess Gerritsen wrote the murder mysteries that inspired the TNT series “Rizzoli and Isles.” In her novel “The Silent Girl” she mines her Chinese heritage.

July 3, 2012 Comment

The Regular People That Make ‘Beasts Of The Southern Wild’ Shine

As a five-year-old school girl in Houma, Louisiana, Quvenzhané Wallis probably didn’t expect she’d be acting in a critically-acclaimed film — Nor did her co-star Dwight Henry. We speak with both about “Beasts Of The Southern Wild.”

June 18, 2012 6 Comments

Our Favorite Summer Reads

Here & Now arts and culture producer Emiko Tamagawa has some thoughts about what you should read this summer.

October 18, 2011 Comment

Olsen Sister, Elizabeth, Stars In Psychological Thriller

“Martha Marcy May Marlene” stars Elizabeth Olsen, sister of the Olsen twins, and follows a young woman who flees a cult-like community on a farm in the Catskills.

October 3, 2011 Comment

Revisiting A Conversation With Author Bill Bryson

Here and Now producer Emiko Tamagawa sat down with author Bill Bryson recently, his book “At Home” looks at 19th century domestic life.

June 2, 2011 Comment

‘Beginners’ Director Mines His Past For Film

The film “Beginners,” tells the story of a man who developed a more open relationship with his father, after his dad came out of the closet at age 75. We speak with director Mike Mills, whose experience with his own father inspired the film, featuring actor Christopher Plummer.

January 24, 2011 3 Comments

Indie Film ‘Winter’s Bone’ May Get Oscar Love

Tomorrow morning the envelope opens, and the Oscar race is on. One film that has been talked about as a possible Best Picture nominee is “Winter’s Bone,” that follows a young girl as she searches for her drug-dealing father.

December 22, 2010 Comment

Travel Writer Bill Bryson Stays Home For New Book

Bill Bryson has found himself everywhere from a game reserve in Kenya to the beaches of Australia to write his famous travel books. But in his new work he sticks to his home in Norfolk, England.

June 24, 2010 Comment

Rundown 6/24

Oil Inundates Florida Beaches, Change In Afghan War Leadership Exposes Strategy Divisions, Condoms Made Available To All Children In Provincetown, Ma. Schools, American John Isner Prevails In Longest Tennis Match In History, A Winter Film For Summer Makes Waves At Sundance

October 19, 2009 3 Comments

Rundown 10/19

Afghan Elections, Farmer Soldiers, High School Breathalyzer, Group Health, The New Portuguese Cuisine

July 9, 2009 Comment

Rundown 7/9

Stimulus, What Stimulus?, Big Pill Bill Not Easy to Swallow, Black Box Hopes Fade, Fighting D.O.M.A., The Hurt Locker

June 30, 2009 Comment

Rundown 6/30

Jet Crash in the Indian Ocean, Factory Targeted in Immigration Raid to Close, Madoff Hires a Prison Consultant, Coup in Honduras, Amber Benson

October 10, 2008 Comment

Show rundown for 10/10/2008

Where’s The Bottom?; Semantics Are Important … No, Really; From the Campaign Trail; Anti-Bailout Ad Man; Container House

August 4, 2008 Comment

Show rundown for 8/4/2008

Rakan’s Death; Moscow After Dark; Anthrax Scientist; Women Priests; The Fortune Cookie Chronicles

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Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

September 18 Comment

Terry Gilliam Goes Back To The Dystopian Future

Terry Gilliam's new film, "The Zero Theorem" will be familiar to his fans.

September 18 5 Comments

DJ Sessions: Kansas’ ‘Retro Cocktail Hour’

"Space age pop" and "incredibly strange music" are the songs of the day on this installment of the DJ Sessions.

September 17 21 Comments

Volkswagen’s 300 MPG Car

The XL-1 can get 300 miles per gallon. The key is reducing wind resistance.

September 17 41 Comments

How Has The Obesity Epidemic Disrupted Romance?

The health impacts of the obesity epidemic are well-documented. Less studied are its ramifications for romance.